I am getting married in April 2012 at the RIU rivera maya. I am starting to get concerned because all the costs are adding up. We have 50+ people coming and a pretty wild group so a DJ is a must. Its costing 50 per heard for a reception at Chilis (part of my group is not into meat so botofogo is not an option) and 1200 approx for a DJ-the costs seem to be adding up and we could have gotten married in Boston at this rate! I guess our idea of saving money on the wedding went out the window. I dont want to sit at a semi private dinner crammed in a room with no music for our guests. Also we cannot eat until 8:45pm which is not great either.
Also do they close the entire place for your guests during a private reception? Chilis seems like a big place for 50 people! Anyone have an opinion on the private recepton aspect? We cannot even do a cocktail hour with food because they charge per person for that too! Its all inclusive-makes no sense!
I am hoping someone can give me insight on what they recommend since I feel nervous.